Garden River First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Miijim Gaamig Food Bank

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: North Shore Tribal Council (NSTC) 
Primary Tribal Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Huron Treaty 
The Food Bank is located at Niigaaniin/Ontario Works in the basement of the Garden River Band Office
Description (Service)
  • Provides non-perishable food items to individuals in an emergency situation  
  • Accepts donations of food items and/or cash 
  • Receives monetary donations from the regular community bingo games
Hours Mon, Wed, Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Garden River First Nation
Boundaries Garden River First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
All community members residing within the boundaries of Garden River First Nation and in need of food
Initial visit requires: 
  • Completion of a confidential intake form 
  • Proof of address such as driver's license 
  • Proof of band membership and status number for each family member 
  • Birth dates for each family member
  • Call for appointment or check-in with Band Office Receptionist 
  • Visits are limited to once per month
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-946-6300
Fax 705-946-5863
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Twitter Twitter
Primary Contact Brenda Williams, Food Bank Coordinator; Phone: 705-946-6300 ext 227; Email:
Alternate Contact Hali Solomon, Niigaaniin Manager; Email:
Site Location Community is along Hwy 17 and St Mary's River, 3 km NE of Sault Ste Marie
Located In Community Garden River First Nation
Address 7 Shingwauk St
Garden River, ON P6A 7B2
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Intersection Shingwauk St and Hwy 17B
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Regional / Municipal - Garden River First Nation ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)